A special stamp in honour of Sir Nicholas Winton is set to launch on 15 March.
Last year Royal Mail announced that it would honour the ‘British’ Schindler, who helped rescue 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, following a Jewish News campaign that attracted more than 100,000 supporters. It will be part of a set of six paying tribute to British humanitarians who have made their mark across various sectors.
The Chief Rabbi, Sir Eric Pickles and a host of other politicians backed the petition as part of efforts to ensure the memory of the Holocaust hero’s actions and the lessons they offer last for future generations. The initiative was also backed by the Holocaust Educational Trust, the Association of Jewish Refugees and Sir Mick Davis, who chaired David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission.
Sir Nicholas, who died last year aged 105, also organised foster families for many of the youngsters but didn’t speak about his actions for half a century.
Each new stamp must be approved by the Queen, whose 90th birthday is also marked by a special issue in April, before being printed. Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter and the 400thanniversary of the death of William Shakespeare will also be marked with special sets issued next year.
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